Our Partners

Campaign co-chairs

Jon Devine – Director, Federal Water Policy, NRDC

Jon Devine leads NRDC’s federal water policy team. His work focuses on implementing, defending, and strengthening the core programs under the Clean Water Act. Devine’s areas of expertise include restoring safeguards for streams, wetlands, and other bodies of water. Prior to joining the Water program, he worked with NRDC’s Health & Environment program for four years. Previously, he served as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel and also worked as an environmental specialist in Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection. Devine graduated from Bowdoin College and received his JD from Georgetown University. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Steve Moyer – Vice President for Government Affairs, Trout Unlimited

Steve serves as TU’s senior advocate on Capitol Hill and with the federal agencies.  He works with TU’s local chapters and state councils to help them with their state and local advocacy efforts and develops and implements TU grassroots advocacy campaigns. He has worked for TU for 19 years. Prior to joining TU, Steve led advocacy efforts at the National Wildlife Federation on behalf of fisheries, and wetlands, and related appropriations legislation. He holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine and an M.S in Fisheries from Virginia Tech.

Mark Magaña – Founding President & CEO, GreenLatinos

Mark Magaña is the Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation leaders. Mark is also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group consulting firm. Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at both the White House and in Congressional leadership — as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Legislative Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor to the House Democratic Caucus Vice  Chair Robert Menendez. Mr. Magaña also served as a politically appointed Congressional Liaison at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Additionally, he served as the Legislative Assistant to Congressional Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), as a Federal Legislative Representative for the City of Los Angeles, and as a Research Assistant for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).

Amanda Aguirre – Executive Vice President & COO, GreenLatinos

Amanda has built a career that spans high-level national community organizing, coalition building, policy advocacy, political campaigns, and grassroots organizing. Amanda has experience in policy and public engagement at the White House and EPA, most recently serving the Director of Public Engagement at the Climate Action Campaign, and prior to that served as EPA’s Acting Director of Public Engagement and Environmental Education in the Obama Administration.

Through her work with local and national Latino groups, federal agencies, state and local government, and advocacy organizations she comes with a wealth of expertise and strong personal commitment to serve the GreenLatinos membership. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Houston, Amanda currently lives in Texas with her husband. She earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.   

Jan Goldman-Carter – Senior Director, Water Resources, National Wildlife Federation

Jan Goldman-Carter served as NWF Wetlands and Water Resources Counsel from 1987-1991 and returned in 2006 to manage the NWF campaign to restore Clean Water Act protections. As an environmental lawyer, she’s worked on wetlands issues across the country and in 1993 received the Environmental Protection Agency-Environmental Law Institute National Wetlands Award. Jan also served as a wetlands specialist with the EPA, Corps of Engineers, and Fish and Wildlife Service. In her spare time she enjoys canoeing, kayaking, birding and otherwise being in, on, and near the water.

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